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Knitting Communities Together: NCS Collects Winter Hats and Gloves for Needy Families

Knitting
January 13, 2021

What began as a service project at one NCS Senior Center last year has evolved into a full-scale campaign with several centers, nonprofits, a youth volunteer group, and a business participating. The project began in 2019-20, when Pimmitt Hills Senior Center Assistant DirectorKathy Friessaw a need and began collecting hats, gloves/mittens, and scarves to get adults and children through the…

ServiceSource, Inc. Awarded Martha Glennan Disability Inclusion and Equality Award

ServiceSource,
December 15, 2020

On Monday, December 14, a virtual reception was held to honor the 2020 recipients of the Martha Glennan Disability Inclusion and Equality Award. Awarded by the Fairfax Area –…

Enjoy Live Friday Evening Concerts at Home This Winter

Enjoy
December 9, 2020

Since May, the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services’ Virtual Center for Active Adults, in partnership with ServiceSource, has offered a wide range of classes and programs for older adults every week via Zoom. The VCAA’s classes have traditionally been offered only during the day, but an exciting new partnership with the community-based organization Quarantine Music…

New Issue of the Office for Children's Grapevine Newsletter Now Available

New
December 2, 2020

The Office for Children’s Grapevine newsletter for staff and friends is here. This issue includes articles about how the Supporting Return to School staff are supporting children’s virtual learning and before and after-school experiences; Fairfax Futures annual school readiness virtual symposium; Happy to be Back and virtual learning webinars for Early Childhood Educators and more. ...

New Episode of Gathering STEAM Features Clubhouse Network’s RE@CH Media Festival

New
November 30, 2020

The latest episode of Gathering STEAM, an NCS-led course for Fairfax County Public Schools students in grades 7-12, focuses on an opportunity for students to get involved in the Clubhouse Network’sGlobal RE@CH Media Festival.

The festival encourages youth to create media that describe their personal experiences and gives voice to their…

NCS Partners with CERT to Distribute Cleaning Supplies to Child Care Providers

NCS
November 18, 2020

In October, NCS and the Office for Children teamed up with theCommunity Emergency Response Teamto distribute tissues, toilet paper, disinfectant spray, paper towels and other cleaning products to child care providers.

The distribution took place October 13-15 at Lincolnia…

Construction Underway on New Sully Community Center

Construction
October 22, 2020

Construction on the new Sully Community Center in Chantilly is underway!Watch this videoto get an update on construction as well as the services and features of the facility.

The 36,000-square-foot Sully Community Center will serve as a multi-generational facility for the…

County Seeks Community Input on Funding Pool Categories

County
October 14, 2020

Fairfax County’sConsolidated Community Funding Poolis an allocation of funds earmarked by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to be administered to local nonprofits and community-based organizations as an investment in programs…

NCS and FCPS Forge New Partnership to Offer Virtual STEAM Series

NCS
October 13, 2020

In a new partnership, the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services and Fairfax County Public Schools have teamed up to offer Gathering STEAM, an asynchronous course for students in grades 7-12. Each course explores a topic in science, technology, engineering, arts, or math and engages students in an entertaining television show…

NCS Community Centers to Re-Open to Public October 13

NCS
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